Our Story

Our Mission

At Lair’s, we want to give you a “WOW!” shopping experience every time you walk through our doors. We are in business to serve you, and we take this commitment to heart every day.

Our large selection of greeting cards allows you to remember all the important people in your life. And, our wide variety of merchandise means you’ll always be able to give the perfect gift with confidence and style!

When you visit a Lair’s Hallmark Gold Crown® store, you’ll receive friendly service, award-winning personal attention and customized gift suggestions for any occasion.


Since its founding in 1972, Lair’s Hallmark has been a local, family-owned and operated company. Lair’s began when two sisters and their husbands (Lorraine and Robert Buehler, and Isabel and Anthony Taglione) combined their talents and first initials to form Lair’s.

Our first two Lair’s stores were located in the Upper Arlington and Worthington suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to Hallmark Gold Crown® products, these stores sold mostly country gifts, furniture and accessories.

Through the years, Lair’s gift selection has evolved with our customers’ tastes and styles. In 1987, the Buehlers’ daughter Joanie and son-in-law Scott became business partners and owners of the company.

Today, Lair’s owns and operates three Hallmark Gold Crown® stores located in the Columbus, Ohio suburbs of Upper Arlington and Powell.